DNA Test - Collinsville, IL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Collinsville, Illinois at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (618) 507-0096 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Collinsville, Illinois clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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Avuncular DNA Test (aunt/uncle and niece/nephew)

Specimens we can test for DNA

The easiest and most reliable way to obtain a DNA sample for paternity testing is to swab the inner cheeks of the alleged father and child or children. These skin cells are known as buccal cells, and they rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for analysis by our laboratory.

Other specimen samples, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone's DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. Accurate results for DNA paternity testing with 99.99% confidence or greater take about a week.

When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Collinsville DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Collinsville IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Collinsville clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week. It's always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Collinsville, plus many more locations throughout Illinois and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Collinsville to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Collinsville that they need. 

Collinsville, IL - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Illinois

In Collinsville and the rest of Illinois, when a child is born out of wedlock, there are three primary ways to establish legal paternity:

  1. Voluntary Acknowledgment - When both parents are certain the man is the child's biological father, they can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Form. Once the form is processed, the man is deemed the child's legal father.
  2. Administrative Paternity Order - When a mother seeks child support, the child support office can help establish legal paternity.
  3. Judicial Paternity Order - When there is a disagreement over whether a man is the child's father, one party can file a petition in court to establish paternity. Collinsville residents can file a "Petition to Determine the Existence of a Parent-Child Relationship" form with the Madison County Circuit Court Office.

Paternity and Father's Rights

While a legal establishment of paternity is not necessarily required for a man to have a relationship with his child, it is generally recommended. According to attorneys at the St. Louis-based Davis & Associates, which serves clients in Collinsville and the surrounding area, if legal paternity has not been established, the mother is well within her rights to deny access to the child at any time. The father does not have any rights pertaining to the child until the courts acknowledge his paternity.

Once legal paternity has been established, the father can also petition the courts to set up arrangements for time-sharing (visitation) and custodial responsibilities (custody).

The Role of Paternity in Child Support

Under federal law, states are required to provide child support services to all families who request it. Child Support Services in the state of Illinois are administered by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). As part of the child support process, the DCSS assists with establishing paternity when a child's parents are not married or in a civil union. Collinsville residents are served by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, which works with the HFS to help parents establish paternity for their children.

Last updated 7/14/2023

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Citations

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"Establishing Paternity in Illinois." Sterling Hughes, LLC, https://www.sterlinglawyers.com/illinois/child-custody/paternity/
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"Father's Rights - Maryland Heights, MO." Davis & Associates, https://www.thestlouisdivorceattorney.com/fathers-rights-maryland-heights-mo/
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"Protecting Children." Madison County Illinois, https://www.madisoncountyil.gov/departments/state_s_attorney/protecting_children.php
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"Child Support Services Program." Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, https://hfs.illinois.gov/childsupport/formsbrochures/hfs1759.html
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"Madison County Circuit Court - Collinsville." Court Reference, https://www.courtreference.com/courts/21309/madison-county-circuit-court-collinsville
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"Illinois Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity." State of Illinois, https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/hfs3416b.pdf
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"Petition to Determine the Existence of a Parent-Child Relationship." Madison County Illinois, https://cms4files.revize.com/madisoncountyilus/document_center/CircuitClerk/Paternity%20Forms/Paternity.pdf
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"Madison County Circuit Clerk." Madison County Illinois, https://www.madisoncountyil.gov/departments/circuit_clerk/
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